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CBS
Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm EST
of the disaster in japan. tim williams explains why this was so deadly. mary bubala explains. but we begin with randall pinkston. >> the massive tsunami swallowed entire villages. and left others burning through the night. the 23-foot wave, triggered by the largest earthquake ever recorded in japan, swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in the city of sendai have already recovered three bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake, centered east of tokyo, hit just before 3:00. >> it was so strong. and the undalation of the -- undualation of the earth was so powerful, we had to actually kind of hang onto the side of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 400 buildings in and around tokyo are without power. >> my workers are all staying in the office. there's no getting out. there's no trains going anywhere. >> reporter: a massive fire. and authorities have evacuated thousands of residents living near the nuclear plant, where the reactor
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>> reporter: monday's hydrogen explosion in japan could be heard from miles. three reactors lost their cooling capacity. crews are rushing in sea water. some 200,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake generated a tsunami. rescuers continue to search. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one area a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money. broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through. >> reporter: planes were headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed. people have top stand in line for water. in many towns with grocery stores, the shelves are timing -- are emptying out. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be th
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on the power plant in japan. crews remain working around the clock to keep it in check. mike hellgren is following the massive evacuations. but first, joel brown reports for wjz from washington, where the white house is watching the situation very closely. >> reporter: emergency workers turn to a high-powered water cannon. while military helicopters dropped in sea water from above. this is the battle to keep nuclear fuel rods from overheating at the fukushima plant. since the earthquake and tsunami, four of the complex's six nuclear reactors have seen fires, explosions, damage, and even possible meltdown. utility companies incyst -- insist workers are making headway. anyone getting close enough to the plant could get a potentially fatal dose of radiation. they have passengers checking in cargo, coming in from japan. but japan's nuclear regulator says there is no big concern. >> basic science tells us that there can't be any risk or harm to anyone here in the united states, or hawaii or any of the other territories. >> reporter: the white house is standing behind its warning to america
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
:00. >>> crippled nuclear plant in japan. wjz has complete coverage. alex demetrick has complete support. one week after the earthquake and tsunami, the relief effort is being overshadowed by the fears of a nuclear disaster. >>> white smoke billowed from one of four damaged reactors, as crews frantically work to restore power at the crippled plant. they're trying to restart cooling pumps and prevent a total meltdown. but it's unclear whether the systems will operate when the electricity is restored. new video shows extensive damage. japanese officials responded to criticism that they're downplaying the severity of radiation leaks. >> on friday, the government acknowledged they were slow to respond to the crisis. test flights show the worst contamination has not spread past the 19-mile evacuation zone. >> nuclear radioactivity was dangerous. harmful for human health. in other cities, like in tokyo, it is not the case. >> reporter: but many in tokyo are leaving. forecasters say shifting winds could push radiation toward the capital over the weekend. >> united nation scientists who are currently in j
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
has more on how japan is racing to contain the damaged from the power plant. >>> engineers may call on u.s. and japanese troops to help with the growing crisis at the nuclear plant. a third explosion and fire at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm. but ordered 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to helicopters to spray water on a fuel storage pond. so the rods inside don't release radiation. >> reporter: some have already been exposed to low levels of radiation. about 70,000 people within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's sake. and just trying to get their kids out first. >>> the head of the nuclear watchdog agency called the developments worrying. and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >> reporter: another powerful aftershock rocked japan as night fell. the scale
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
held a moment of silence for japan. >> the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. sending in aid and rescue efforts from around the world. >> reporter: brittish and rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> the train of access underneath. obviously, as you can see, very, very difficult conditions. >> crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there. to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> another nuclear crisis, as local experts are preparing for the worst. if a disaster hit the east coast. the situation in japan could play out here in maryland. wjz live, mike hellgren spoke out with the state's top leaders. >> these plants are supposed to be withstand in our area, a 4.5 magnitude earthquake. a massive hurricane. but still, there are extensive drills that take place. there's extensive planning for the worst. >> the reactors at calvert cliffs have been tested by natural disaster before. in 2002, a tornado with 200- mile-an-hour plus winds came close to the plant. from hurricanes to earthquakes, a potential for
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in japan tonight. but there may finally be some good news. but that damaged nuclear power plant. mary is live in the newsroom with the latest on the crisis there. >> they are still working to get the situation restored. workers at the nuclear power plant found that cooling pumps were completely destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami. they will have to be replaced. the most troubling news tonight, radiation found in food near the plant. farmers are being told they may have to destroy some of their crops. at least 28,000 are presumed missing or dead. and that number is likely to climb. >> more on the situation coming up at 6:30. as part of wjz's continuing community commitment. you can support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in japan. and the pacific tsunami. text red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. visit redcross.org. or call 1-800-red cross. >>> casualty of war, the ongoing conflict in afghanistan has claimed the life of another marine from maryland. 25-year-old staff sergeant james malkowski of westminster was killed yesterday in combat operat
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to watch the ongoing nuclear crisis in japan. workers at the fukushima plant are struggling to remove contaminated water. readings are showing up in soil around the plant and sea water. >>> some radiation in the plant has made its way to the united states. and scientists report there are traces of radiation in maryland. >> reporter: you can call it minute levels of radiation. >> reporter: it was 32 years ago when three year island in pennsylvania suffered a nuclear power melt down. they are expressing concerns over the trouble in japan's fukushima plant where leaking radiation has now traveled through the atmosphere all the way to maryland. in fact, friday routine radioactive testing detected small amounts of radiation. >> we're talking about exceedingly small amounts of radiation nothing to cause concern. >> reporter: a rain testing found iodine 131. the epa says those rainwater radiation levels are about 25 times below the level that would be of concern. even for the most vulnerable, infants and pregnant women. >> we were not able, even with the most sensitive equipment to detect an
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, kelly. thank you. >>> now to the disaster in japan. the eyes of the world remain on that nuclear plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami. wjz is live with complete coverage. mike hellgren has more on concerns at a nearby plant that has a similar design as the japanese plant. but first, mary has the latest on the crisis. >> there is finally good news. signs engineers are starting to stablize the situation there. engineers have took hooked autopsy reactors at all six. but it could be days or weeks before all of the repair work is finished. and the all-important systems are restarted. still, radiation levels remain high around the plant, which has been evacuated. >>> and the first american death in the earthquake and tsunami has been confirmed tonight. the body of 24-year-old taylor anderson from richmond, virginia, was found in the area where the tsunami hit. survivors say she stayed behind to make sure all of her students were safe before she tried to get out. a number of other americans are still missing in japan. and their families are presuming the worst right now. >> our cover
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in japan, reaching the united states. radiation, far below levels that pose a risk to humans was found in milk from california and washington. the first signs japan's nuclear accident is affecting foods. the u.s. is stepping up monitoring of milk, rain, and drinking water tonight. so far, the levels are so low, they pose no danger to humans at all. >>> could soon be paying more if you use public transportation. it's all part of the state's ongoing budget battle. mike schuh breaks down the proposed price hikes. >> reporter: it's been eight years since the last price hike. and when it goes up, we're not certain. how much it's going to go up? we are not certain. we do know that the legislature wants at this -- wants the riders to bare more -- bear more of the costs. >> we will tell you more when eyewitness news continues. >> reporter: so that wasn't what we intended to show you. but we can tell you that they are going to go up in the range of 40, 50, or 60 cents. and what that means is for a lot of people here, it's going to be an inconvenience. they could pay as much as $5 to $20 more fo
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, the u.s. hands-off leadership of the military operation to nato. >>> grueling frustration in japan tonight. workers are no closer to ending the nuclear crisis. latest on the still tenuous situation, ky? >> still trying to remove highly radioactive water. it's an essential step before the cooling system can be restored. tens of thousands of evacwees are being -- evacuees are being told when they can return home. the biggest concern is how to handle a long-term power loss like the one at the japanese plant. back to you. >> while the recovery is expected to be a long one, there is hope for japan. wjz is live at the annual cherry blossom festival in washington with more on that event, jessica? >> reporter: good evening, everyone. there are 3,750 cherry blossom trees in full bloom, and it is an absolutely gorgeous evening to be here in washington, d.c. >> nice color. >> reporter: the cherry blot blossoms, a gift from japan more than a century ago, a symbol of a blossoming friendship, now a chance to help our friends overseas. >> cherry blossoms signify rebirth and renewal. >> reporter:
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
weeks since an earthquake and tsunami battered japan. thousands are still homeless. but as manuel galeg us reports for -- gallegus reports, the entire nation is on edge as the nuclear crisis escalates. >> reporter: japan's nuclear disaster appears to be getting worse. highly radioactive water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima daichi plant. japanese officials say a reactor core may have been breached, which might allow larger levels of raidication -- radiation to escape than in the past two weeks. this latest problem was discovered when two workers were burned when water levels contained levels 2,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister calls the situation grave and dangerous. >> here at the united nations, the secretary general met with some of the world's top nuclear, health, agricultural and weather experts to try to help get an assessment of japan. >> reporter: engineers tried to stabilize the crippled reactors at the plant. but smoke and fires are slowing progress. they are sending two barges sent with fresh waters to help cool the reactors. in tokyo, t
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >>> and the nuclear crisis in japan tonight. just when it seem like workers were making some progress, getting cooling systems back online. another scare. this time, black smoke forced another evacuation. no word on what is causing it. also, word here. testing positive for elevated levels of radiation. more on these concerns, coming up new at 6:30. >>> fans across the world are mourning the death of hollywood legend elizabeth taylor. the actress died this morning at the age of 79. kendis gibson reports with more on her remarkable career ask life. >> reporter: hollywood is honoring elizabeth taylor, placing a flower on her star on the walk of fame. >> she represented class. she represented glamour. and it will be a true loss to everyone in hollywood. >> reporter: within hours of her death, elton john released a statement, we have just lost a hollywood giant. more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being. >> i took it very to heart. because i feel like i lost a family member today. >> reporter: taylor was the ultimate movie star. fascinating the public for more than a half century. >> thank y
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
contamination concern across japan tonight. is the food and water putting people in danger? mary has the latest on the aftermath of the danger. >> levels of radioactive iodine have dropped back down, meaning the tap water is safe again. but people across tokyo are not buying it. instead, they are rushing out to buy bottled water and anything else they can tiebd to drink. -- find to drink. engineers at the crippled fukushima nuclear plant are still trying to stabilize the situation. it's unclear how much longer it will take. the official death toll stands at 18,000. but thousands are still missing. hundreds of thousands are still homeless. denise? >> thank you, mary. two workers at the plant had to be treated for radiation exposure, after stepping in contaminated water. >>> finally has all of its members on board and is set to take control of the military operations in libya. it comes as fierce fighter jets catch a violation of the no-fly zone. >> reporter: french fighter jets return to their base in corsica, after hitting libyan targets, including one of moammar gadhafi's warplanes. the libyan
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in the housiest place in all of maryland. where am i? find out next. >>> and disaster in japan. more setbacks at that crippled nuclear power plant. the unorthodox solutions being considered to stop the radi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it is just after 6:30. some rain, sleet and even wet snow. and 40 degrees. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. nearly three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami caused widespread destruction across japan. the situation there has gone from bad to worse at the crippled nuclear power plant. as randall pinkston reports for wjz, the government is coming up with an orthodox plan to stop the spread of radiation. >> reporter: radiation continues to escape the fukushima daichi nuclear facility. and workers don't know when they'll have control of the plant. nearby sea water contains radiation levels 3300 times higher than normal. and u.n. inspectors are detecting increasing amounts in the air. outside of the current evacuation zones. the government is considering unorthodox solutions. like covering the b
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